Update: It looks like Facebook is now blocking access to its site from the app.
After a year of speculation and waiting, a Facebook app for the iPad is now available, though this is not the official launch by either company.
It was recently discovered that hidden in the code of Facebook’s current iPhone app is the code for the iPad app. The revelation was made by a Canadian engineering student, who tweeted about his findings.
The iPad app has a much more modern look compared to the iPhone version and resembles Twitter’s official iPad app, according to TechCrunch, which posted the screenshots. With an organized layout, the new app displays a source list on the left to help users navigate between their Wall, info, photos and friends sections. Below the status bar, up top, are more icons to steer consumers to different places, such as chat. When flipped horizontally, the iPad’s screen displays these navigation aids, while the top-bar icons still remain.
This unearthing became possible only after a tiny update for the iPhone app was recently released. While it is not recommended by TabletPCReview that consumers use this unauthorized application, a simple Internet search will reveal how to access Facebook for iPad.
This app comes months after rumors that Mark Zuckerberg was designing a personal Facebook application for the iPad began spreading.